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by ColeLT1
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: A quick question about overclocking.
Replies: 47
Views: 8858

Re: A quick question about overclocking.

With on-chip VRMs, vdroop is pretty much out of the picture with Haswell, you don't need to worry about it or touch it if you are not a LN2 OCer, it used to directly affect the Vcore, now it affects the VRIN (CPU Input Voltage), which you can pump on its own if you are needing more power to the VRM...
by ColeLT1
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: A quick question about overclocking.
Replies: 47
Views: 8858

Re: A quick question about overclocking.

Prime uses AVX, which haswell looks for, and if it see avx code, it pumps up the voltage +.1v only on prime (or anything with avx), this means you might be prime stable but not game stable as when you game you voltage will be much lower. How you turn this off is to set your voltage to a manual abso...
by ColeLT1
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: A quick question about overclocking.
Replies: 47
Views: 8858

Re: A quick question about overclocking.

Understood :) I will set it to adaptive mode then which is what is recommended by asus when OC. Also I understand that we don't have that real summer heat yet so my temps can def go up during those times. If I notice any weird stuff during summer I will reset the bios back to stock settings. keepin...
by ColeLT1
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Daytrader using multiple monitors....
Replies: 23
Views: 4877

Re: Daytrader using multiple monitors....

Some others will give more detailed answers, but if you are not gaming you don't need to spend much (or anything) on a video card. I know haswell (intel's current gen) supports triple monitors (as long as the board also supports it, my board has DVI, HDMI, DP, and VGA). If 3 isn't enough, then you c...
by ColeLT1
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Server Build
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Server Build

I pm-ed you a link to the drivers.

Since you don't have an asus board you cannot just run the asus installer, but you can drill down to each driver for lan/chipset/raid etc and use some of my drivers.
by ColeLT1
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Server Build
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Server Build

What board do you have?
by ColeLT1
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Server Build
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Server Build

I just did this last month for my Backup Exec server, installed server 2008r2 on a Z87 setup. Mine was a ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION) board, what board do you have? It took some trial and error, with some simple .ini editing, but I got it all working, let me do some digging. Edit: This is where I found ...
by ColeLT1
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Haswell Overclocks
Replies: 14
Views: 12391

Re: Haswell Overclocks

4770k Core 4.6ghz at 1.3v adaptive Cache/uncore 4.2ghz at 1.275v adaptive (see below) Custom loop 320mm rad, DTEK fusion block. Same setup as here, old pre-ivy pics, ivy is now my home server/GF's computer (x58 build on these pics): http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=69451&p=1...
by ColeLT1
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 2x 560ti... is it time to upgrade?
Replies: 43
Views: 9507

Re: 2x 560ti... is it time to upgrade?

That's an idea. How does a single 770 compare to 2x 560 ti in SLI? A year or so ago I went from dual overclocked (900mhz) 460 1gb (which should be within a couple fps of 560 ti) to a gtx660, then to a gtx660ti, and finished the game before I got my dual gtx670's. I did some quick testing with the g...
by ColeLT1
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: New drive making a "thumping" noise when idle
Replies: 8
Views: 6633

Re: New drive making a "thumping" noise when idle

I would download the WD tools and give the drive a full scan, in fact I would scan both drives that you got at the same time, they could of been tossed around too much while being shipped. http://support.wd.com/product/download.asp?groupid=613&sid=3&lang=en I just got 2 4TB seagates, one was...
by ColeLT1
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: CES Meltdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: CES Meltdown

I almost had a panic attack just watching that, I would say poor guy, but he can go wipe his tears with his hundreds of millions.
by ColeLT1
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 950
Views: 138680

Re: What are you playing right now?

Borderlands 2 with close friends and girlfriend
LoL with my clan buddies
Assassins Creed III by myself
by ColeLT1
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: outlook 2003 cutting bottom of email off
Replies: 11
Views: 3775

Re: outlook 2003 cutting bottom of email off

Same thing happened at my work (office 2003 / win 7 pro), I just upgraded the user from office 2003 to 2013.

All the info I read about said the fix is to delete and recreate the mail profile, but she needed the newer office suite anyway.
by ColeLT1
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 456
Views: 172242

Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Yes, these "old men's cars" are surprisingly fun to drive... Too bad they have such a "cheap", aesthetically unpleasant interiors but such are ALL of American "sporty" cars. Partially explains their relatively inexpensive prices. I really only see old men driving a bas...
by ColeLT1
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 456
Views: 172242

Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

Waco C5/6 are fun cars and a great platforms to work with, they are reliable and get good mileage (my z06 gets better mileage than my G35 coupe did), I used to be into F-bodys when I was a poor college student ~10yrs back, I now daily drive a 2002 Corvette Z06 w/motor work (500+hp), plus a few other...
by ColeLT1
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)
Replies: 72
Views: 26475

Re: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)

I have looked at the link kumora posted http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=34053183&postcount=570 and using a paper shim is stupid in my eyes since it does not give you the closest distance between the IHS and the CPU die. That's the point. The shim was there to prove that the glue is t...
by ColeLT1
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)
Replies: 72
Views: 26475

Re: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)

Lemme know how those OCs go for you! 1.290v was 30hrs prime stable, max core temps under prime were 80-82c, but most of the time it was in the 70s in prime. I set the voltage to adaptive mode 4.6GHz @ 1.290, gamed on it one night, then let unigine heaven run for about an hour, and I shipped it out ...
by ColeLT1
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)
Replies: 72
Views: 26475

Re: I just Delidded a 4770K!

Chuckula, I read an interesting article, and trying my best to find it again, that they tested all forms of different TIMs, and the intel's ranked up with the best. They posted temps and results, then culprit was not the TIM, but the black epoxy gluing the IHS to the board creates too large of a ga...
by ColeLT1
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)
Replies: 72
Views: 26475

Re: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)

So here's a dumb question - do you put the cap back on without the adhesive layer so that it's all closer together, or do you just apply your heatsink/water block to the naked chip? Putting the heatsink/waterblock directly to the silicon would be the best way without a doubt, but there is one probl...
by ColeLT1
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)
Replies: 72
Views: 26475

Re: I just Delidded a 4770K!

Chuckula, I read an interesting article, and trying my best to find it again, that they tested all forms of different TIMs, and the intel's ranked up with the best. They posted temps and results, then culprit was not the TIM, but the black epoxy gluing the IHS to the board creates too large of a ga...
by ColeLT1
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: I just Delidded a 4770K (and lived to tell the tale!)
Replies: 72
Views: 26475

Re: I just Delidded a 4770K!

Chuckula, I read an interesting article, and trying my best to find it again, that they tested all forms of different TIMs, and the intel's ranked up with the best. They posted temps and results, then culprit was not the TIM, but the black epoxy gluing the IHS to the board creates too large of a gap...
by ColeLT1
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Post your Highest OC'
Replies: 249
Views: 146430

Re: Post your Highest OC'

Max: I5-3570K 4.8ghz @ 1.375v
http://i.imgur.com/q60XU.png

Normal usage: 4.7GHz @ 1.32v, and much lower temps.
by ColeLT1
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Re: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build

Finally got a much better SAN to power our VM ESXi farm shown above. I'll put up some crystal disk mark results when I get it up and running and VMs migrated in a couple of weeks. Equallogic PS6100s 24x400GB SSD 9.6TB (about 8TB usable), which is plenty, since our current setup is using 1.5TB. http:...
by ColeLT1
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Re: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build

Server are up and running, testing xenapp. Final product (forgive my iphone pic quality): http://i.imgur.com/oX4TY.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nu4w3.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ME4Lq.jpg http://i.imgur.com/cgSrA.jpg And the door does close, was worried about the front handles. http://i.imgur.com/V7vkB.jpg And...
by ColeLT1
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Re: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build

VM:
Image

VS Desktop:
Image

Some performance is lost, but the VMs are very snappy.
by ColeLT1
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Re: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build

The R720s are very nice. I really like the SD cards running esxi, no hard drives are a huge plus. My R720s are severely choked with an old EMC CX300i, its like running virtuals on usb 2.0 drives even our DR's iSCSI NAS has about 3x the speed, it's getting replaced next.
by ColeLT1
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Re: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build

DO WANT DO WANT DO WANT!!! So these things are for... "work" right? Those VM's ain't gonna run themselves. More seriously, tell us how it goes, and how the new CPUs do at virtualization. Yes, these are for my job (Systems/Network admin). I can tell you the 3 R720 servers with dual E5-2660...
by ColeLT1
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Intel Xeon E5 build
Replies: 9
Views: 5532

Dual Intel Xeon E5 build

I replaced my ESXI VM farm (5x dell 2950) with three R720 (dual E5-2660 8 cores, 32gb) and moved the older 5 to my DR building, and setup Site Recovery Manager for replication. All is well there, but our Citrix (metaframe 4) is really old, so I am building 2 more E5 boxes, with local SSDs, hosting 3...
by ColeLT1
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Just built my first PC but it wont turn on!
Replies: 29
Views: 7206

Re: Just built my first PC but it wont turn on!

To test the PSU, turn off the PSU (switch) and unplug the PSU from all devices. Take the 20/24 pin mobo power connector and find the only Green wire, connect it to any black wire, with a paperclip in a "U" shape, flip the switch on the PSU, the PSU fan should spin up and stay running. edit...
by ColeLT1
Sat May 05, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: IVB TIM on Retail CPUs?
Replies: 30
Views: 6687

Re: IVB TIM on Retail CPUs?

Why can't overclockers just accept the fact that Ivy Bridge doesn't response well to overvolting? I think they just got spoiled by how well Intel has managed to get a decent clockspeed headroom on every silicon release since Conroe. Ivy Bridge defies this trend. I am ecstatic about 4.7ghz, responde...
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